The handset is a flip phone which as usual provides two display screens. The external display screen displays time and date information along with caller details, whilst the internal screen displays all the usual information and functionality. The handsets external screen is a 1.3 inch monochrome display screen which is 128 x 36 pixels in size. The phones internal screen is a 2.0 inch TFT display screen that displays 256,000 colours within a 240 x 320 pixel screen size. The unit also includes an accelerometer sensor which automates image aspect orientation.
The handset includes a snapshot style 3.15 mega pixel camera that includes, as part of its offering, geo-tagging capabilities. In addition, video calling functionality is also provided. Video footage can be recorded with this camera and is recorded at QVGA quality and at 15 frames per second and also includes a useful built in video light. Audio and visual entertainment is provided by virtue of the MP4/MP3 media player in addition to a stereo FM radio with RDS. Features included with the media player include Track ID. For further entertainment several games are included with the ability to download additional games if required.
Internet connectivity is provided by virtue of the HSDPA connection, which offers speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps, whilst class 10 versions of GPRS and EDGE are also included. The handset provides both blue tooth and USB connections in addition to the aforementioned connectivity options. The handset also features a useful organiser and voice memo function. Ring and vibration alert options are included with the handset with the ability to download additional polyphonic, MP3, AAC ringtones in conjunction with an included composer which provides the user with the ability to compose their own ringtones.
The Sony Ericsson Jalou Dolce & Gabbana is a unique and unrivalled handset that offers not only effective functionality but a style and sophistication that is second to none. Its 24 carat gold plating sets it apart from other handsets, however its included functionality makes it a useful and viable option.